Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category, though, and those are the players who we’ll classify as “boom or bust.” Either they’ll be the next big thing, or they’ll fail to live up to lofty expectations, for one reason or another. These 10 players qualify for that list. Jabrill Peppers did a little bit of everything for the Wolverines during his three seasons at Michigan, and he’s undoubtedly one of the best athletes in the draft. In fact, he could be the best overall athlete. The question with Peppers is this, though: Will his “jack-of-all-trades” skill-set translate to a permanent, big-impact role in the NFL? He played a ton of hybrid linebacker for the Wolverines, but at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, he’s probably not big enough for NFL linebacker. Perhaps he would make sense as a 3-4 pass-rushing outside linebacker (think Clay Matthews), but that’s a very limited skill set. Safety probably makes more sense for Peppers, but consider this: He only notched one total interception in three seasons at Michigan, and just 11 passes defended.
Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft
Sportsnaut | Feb 7